Former rector of Université Laval and former McGill University Vice-Principal (Planning and Resources) François Tavenas died suddenly in his sleep, February 13, in Luxembourg, at the age of 61. Born in Bourg-de-Péage in France, François Tavenas held a degree in civil engineering from the Institut national des sciences appliquées of Lyon and a doctorate in geotechnics from the University of Grenoble. He was the first rector of the University of Luxembourg.
About 400 students are expected to dance up a storm at the 11th Annual McGill Charity Ball on March 13, 2004.
Just in time for term paper season and in keeping with the heightened campus discussion of plagiarism, a new edition of the MLA Citation Style guide has been prepared by the McLennan Library Reference Department.
"Imag(in)ing Shakespeare, Three Centuries of Representations" is on display in McGill's McLennan-Redpath Library until March 19, 2004. The representations cover three hundred years of work by actors, painters, stage designers and book illustrators.
Professor James Archibald, director of Translation Studies, to recommend how to protect and promote the French language in Quebec.
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and the Montreal Proteomics Network at McGill University have published the most complete picture to date of the components of the molecular machinery that controls the entry of nutrients and other molecules into cells.
On the 25th anniversary of its founding, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is embarking on a "Transformation" process aimed at renewing the human sciences in Canada. To effect this transformation, the Council has initiated a broad-based consultation with Canadian institutions of higher learning. Members of the McGill community are encouraged to have their say.
Nearly 2,000 grads have signed up for Alumnilife since it was launched in mid-January, and more are coming on board each day.
The robot Aqua — co-developed by McGill researchers — is showing signs that it will be able to do some pretty sophisticated science underwater.
Jennifer Heil was formally recognized as the women's overall moguls champion on the World Cup freestyle ski circuit, an honour she had sewn up even before the season's last race.